Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks

Process new insurance policies, modifications to existing policies, and claims forms. Obtain information from policyholders to verify the accuracy and completeness of information on claims forms, applications and related documents, and company records. Update existing policies and company records to reflect changes requested by policyholders and insurance company representatives. Excludes "Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators" (13-1031).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
274,350 1.7 % $19.61 $40,780 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.74 $15.24 $18.48 $23.08 $28.51
Annual Wage (2) $26,510 $31,700 $38,430 $48,000 $59,310


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 120,520 10.31 $19.95 $41,490
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 114,480 10.44 $19.40 $40,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,260 0.27 $19.79 $41,150
Employment Services 5,880 0.16 $18.90 $39,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,450 0.05 $18.60 $38,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 114,480 10.44 $19.40 $40,340
Insurance Carriers 120,520 10.31 $19.95 $41,490
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 300 6.24 $21.14 $43,970
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 1,150 0.39 $16.88 $35,120
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 560 0.28 $20.16 $41,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 50 0.01 $28.90 $60,120
Postal Service 50 0.01 $27.32 $56,820
Other Financial Investment Activities 1,060 0.23 $22.19 $46,160
Activities Related to Real Estate (8) (8) $21.82 $45,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 80 (7) $21.67 $45,070


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 39,860 2.50 1.28 $20.32 $42,270
Texas 34,980 2.98 1.52 $19.00 $39,520
Florida 18,070 2.20 1.12 $17.75 $36,930
Ohio 17,600 3.30 1.69 $18.45 $38,380
Pennsylvania 11,580 2.01 1.03 $19.72 $41,010




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 17,600 3.30 1.69 $18.45 $38,380
Connecticut 5,080 3.05 1.56 $23.71 $49,320
Texas 34,980 2.98 1.52 $19.00 $39,520
Nebraska 2,560 2.65 1.36 $18.75 $38,990
Georgia 11,160 2.65 1.36 $19.89 $41,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 370 0.53 0.27 $24.39 $50,740
Colorado 2,350 0.94 0.48 $23.80 $49,510
Connecticut 5,080 3.05 1.56 $23.71 $49,320
New York 10,830 1.19 0.61 $23.39 $48,650
Maryland 2,580 0.98 0.50 $22.49 $46,780





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,980 5.34 2.73 $19.93 $41,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,290 2.44 1.25 $20.52 $42,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,470 3.32 1.70 $20.76 $43,170
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,840 1.19 0.61 $24.38 $50,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,070 1.94 0.99 $21.13 $43,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,890 2.01 1.03 $18.87 $39,240
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,600 2.89 1.48 $19.04 $39,600
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 4,800 3.80 1.94 $18.04 $37,520
Columbus, OH 4,710 4.60 2.36 $19.53 $40,610
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 4,250 4.66 2.38 $21.19 $44,070




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 630 8.62 4.41 $15.73 $32,710
Bloomington, IL 740 8.21 4.20 $18.95 $39,410
Waco, TX 850 7.56 3.87 $20.77 $43,200
Wausau, WI 490 7.09 3.63 $17.08 $35,520
Cheyenne, WY 310 6.75 3.46 $16.86 $35,070
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 1,380 6.50 3.32 (8) (8)
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 610 5.86 3.00 $22.49 $46,780
Akron, OH 1,910 5.83 2.98 $17.16 $35,690
Worcester, MA-CT 1,590 5.74 2.94 $19.57 $40,710
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 3,220 5.55 2.84 $24.26 $50,460